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The Hills Lawsuit

Sexual Misconduct

Rampant Drug Use Alleged

10/18/2011 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A production coordinator for "The Hills" claims she was unmercifully harassed sexually by a male staffer during the filming of the Costa Rica episode, and even "pressured" to smoke pot ... this according to a new lawsuit.

In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Eliza Sproul alleges Andres (she doesn't give a last name) -- a Costa Rican local -- was hired by MTV to do grunt work.  She says while they were driving together in 2010, she realized something was up when he took his shirt off and began making sexual advances, including comments such as, "I love your freckles.  I like your eyes.  Let's just take off."

A while later, Eliza says Andres drove her into the forest and "pressured" her to smoke marijuana.  We hate it when that happens.

Eliza has lots of other gripes, including:

-- She had to drive male cast members to a shoot and they were drunk and made crude and offensive jokes
-- She was forced to work insanely long hours
-- She had a meltdown and was abandoned in a hospital.
-- It got so bad doctors gave her Valium.

Sounds like a great trip to Costa Rica.

A rep for MTV declined to comment.


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1100 days ago

some guy    

Wasn't this show cancelled? Why would she come out now with these allegations?

1100 days ago


So basically she had to smoke pot, be a designated driver, work a long time, and take a muscle relaxant. What the hell is she upset about sounds like a great time in Costa Rico to me. Some people just don't know how easy they have it.

1100 days ago


Uhhmmm... welcome to the business honey. That all sounds like a pretty average day on the job in TV land.

1100 days ago


The part with Andres may be over the line if it happened like she says (and that's a big if). The rest of it just sounds like the kind of work you sign up for on a project like that.

1100 days ago


Boo Hoo!! And I'm going to sue the construction guys that whistle at me on my way to work everyday. Get over yourself.

1100 days ago


"Want a hit?"
"No, thank you."
"Aw, c'mon!"
"Well, since you've pressured me . . ."

1100 days ago


Costa Rican jurisdiction. USA wont do anything about it. Just like a Cruise line ship in international waters. USA wont get out of its way to try to find a horny Costa Rican on another country

1100 days ago


I doubt if Ms. Sproul will be working in entertainment much longer. She's obviously cut out more for "traditional" 9 to 5 gigs and production work isn't based upon this sort of scheduling. Rather than submitting to a "bottom feeder" like Andres, she should have "pepper sprayed" his AZZ!!!

1100 days ago


sounds like someone is looking for a bonus in her paycheck.. be happy she got some work and I doubt seriously that the Hills cast did all this. Everyone is schooled in sexual harassment and signs wavers today.

1100 days ago


So all the interesting stuff was happening off cammera!

1100 days ago

fioo hoos    

BS billhelly h-Wood`ss tis ALL gRay grays NO way they tryed22hump her leg or salt IE tat tats as even hoovey knows max don`t know salt tats from sugar bittys he`s all hair&men men hatty Gad Oh gaddy GO daddys hair chest crest fest SO sorry unkle sunkles but only sound cannon`ss get blood diamonds

1100 days ago


A job where forced to smoke pot? Why can't I find a job like that??? :P Seems a bit late for all this to come out now...

1100 days ago


That's called 'working in the business' darling... something that you will never do again after this lawsuit. Good luck working at Hot Dog on a Stick.

1100 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I think I have cases against several employers based on her accusations. She's needs to start her own company and work from home and never deal with the outside world.

1100 days ago
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